For vigorous growth, ease of care and, most importantly, striking effect, one would be hard put to find a large conifer any better than the true cedar, or Cedrus. Its attractive, conical form in youth and venerable elegance in old age lends distinction to any garden. Of course they are somewhat limited to the larger properties, which is actually their only real drawback, and even that is not much of problem now with the increasing availability of new, and smaller, cultivars. And one of the most stunning of these new offerings is the Gold Cone Himalayan cedar, or Cedrus deodara 'Gold Cone'. This Cedar forms a narrow pyramid of pendulous branches covered in bright yellow-green foliage that would cheer-up any garden, especially in winter. It's also a fast grower and since it puts more energy into vertical growth rather than horizontal, it takes up less space and can be accommodated in most any modern garden. 'Gold Cone' only grows to about 20 to 30 feet high and 8 to 10 feet wide, while retaining a dense structure. It would make a bright vertical accent in your garden that would draw the eye at all times, and make a wonderful contrast to darker foliaged plants.
Himalayan, or Deodar cedars, are somewhat drought tolerant and rarely need pruning, nor are they bothered by pests or disease. They like full sun and good drainage so should be sited accordingly. They do well across the UK, New Zealand and the southern half of the US and much of Australia.

The species, Deodar cedar, Cedrus deodara, is also beautiful as is the Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlantica.

Gold Cone cedar


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